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Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Jan 17, 2019

Two Tennibot executives—Haitham Eletrabi, CEO and founder; and Xianglin (Lincoln) Wang, CTO—join Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about how their love of playing tennis and unlove of fetching tennis balls led to the creation of their robotic ball gatherer, what makes Tennibot more advanced than a Roomba, and how...


Jan 10, 2019

Stephanie Kovalchik and Graeme Spence—data scientists with the Game Insight Group (GIG), formed by Tennis Australia in partnership with Victoria University—join Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to break down Player DNA, their new system for analyzing what makes tennis players great.

Kovalchik and Spence explain why the...


Dec 30, 2018

With the 2019 season upon us, Thirty Love takes a close look at the…2017 season. Writer Rowan Ricardo Phillips watched every ATP match he could and transformed his experience into the book The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey. He joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to describe the experience of studying the tour so closely,...


Nov 5, 2018

Mark Milne, an engineer in Arbroath, Scotland, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about why he thinks starting tennis games at 30-all makes for a faster and more exciting format; what Judy Murray and the ITF make of his idea; why he prefers his format to the one being used in Milan at the Next Gen ATP Finals, and...


Oct 22, 2018

Former Top 5 player Julie Heldman joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about her memoir "Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey," what she thought of the film "Battle of the Sexes," and how she emerged from 15 years lost to mental illness to write her first book.

Music by Lee Rosevere.

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